A Beaver Scout’s Experience

‘The best thing we did was swim in the rain. I wasn’t even sure we were allowed to, but it was brilliant! I mean we were wet anyway, so I guess it didn’t matter too much about the weather.’

Beaver Scouts

Since Beaver Scouts became a part of The Scout Association in 1986, it has been one of the quickest growing Sections. It currently has somewhere in the region of 100,000 members in 7,000 Colonies! The Beaver Scout Colony will tend to meet weekly for about an hour, but they will also have the chance to go on a residential experience and there might also be day trips away.

Who is Beaver Scouting For?

Beaver Scouting is open to young people aged between 6 and 8 years old who want to join and can make the Beaver Scout Promise.

Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.

The Beaver Scout Promise

Scouting differs from many organisations in that it requires its Members to make a Promise. The wording for Beaver Scouts is simpler than that of the Scout Promise, it is:

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love God.

How Beaver Scouts are Organised

Beaver Scouts meet together as a Colony and work within a variety of small groups called “Lodges”.

Beaver Scouting … It’s Just the Start!

While a young person is in Beavers they will have fun, make friends and get to do exciting activities that they wouldn’t get to do anywhere else. But this is just the start! Beavers are the first step in Scouting for future development as individuals and Scouts. It will seem that they have only just started before it will be time to ‘swim up’ to Cubs!

Beavers Online

Beaver Scouts have their own colourful pages on The Scout Association’s website where they can find out information, play games, puzzles and quizzes. Find out more at: www.scouts.org.uk/beavers

Resources for Beaver Scouts

Beaver Scouts have their own special handbook called The Beaver Scout Logbook. It is a Beaver Scout’s guide to the programme and has lots of space for them to colour things in, draw and learn about Scouting.